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Rayford Booth

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Can a wool winter coat be modified by a tailer for the proper size?

Like if i buy a Large and it is a little too big can it be tailored?

Thanks
 

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I've gotten a wool/cashmere overcoat pretty extensively tailored. What kind of coat are you thinking about altering?
 

Rayford Booth

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large Wool Overcoat. Banana Republic.

A buddy is looking at selling it to me.

I am a 38 and It looks like it is about a 42
 

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Originally Posted by Rayford Booth
Think they will be any problems?

Yeah - that sounds like too large of a coat to have sized down.

The shoulders, for one, will be too big.
 

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from 42 to 38 is a bit of a stretch. i'd just buy another one.
 

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I was wondering the same question. If a coat is in size large but the person usually wear medium, it wouldn't be worth it?
 

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Well depends on the cost of the coat and the alterations.

For example. lets just say for argument the coat costs something like $400. I get it for like 180$ and it costs me 80$ in alterations
 

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I might expect a coat that *almost* fits to take $80 in alterations. I was quoted 90-100 for alterations on a jacket I just bought that was the right size (wanted to take out shoulder pads, lower the collar, and bring in the waist a bit, each of those cost $30). A heavy coat is likely to cost a little more per alteration to work on...

One this far off probably involves a lot of dissassembly and recutting so in addition to working with a heavy fabric, they will be getting pretty close to making you a new coat (in which case you had better hope they are good or it will look terrible).

Just buy a new one...there is a RLL on STP in a wool-cashmere blend that with a few stacked discounts comes out below $200 shipped
 

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